A conversation about Crystal Healing with Devi Brown, author of Crystal Bliss & Poet + Priestess Kamil Oshundara
Devi Brown is a successful radio personality, advocate for the women’s community, loving wife, entrepreneur, philanthropist and published author. Devi’s story is one of hard work and ambitious self-discovery.
Since becoming one of the youngest female music directors in radio, Devi has continued to grow and dominate the entertainment industry from coast to coast, hosting shows in Los Angeles, New York City and Houston, TX. A born communicator, Devi’s gifts have always been her fierce communication skills and knack for storytelling. She has been able to tap into her community to find and reveal the greater strengths in herself, while at the same time inspiring her audience to ignite their curiosities through music and conversation–an essential talent for someone who established their career by discovering and breaking out emerging artists.
After starting her career in Los Angeles, Devi took her talents to NYC, where she hosted MTV talk show Hip Hop POV. She also helped launch SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning show, as co-host to hip-hop and cultural legend Sway Calloway. Before that, Devi was a host on the RadioOne station, 97.9 The Box, where her viral interview with Kanye West landed her on Good Morning America and The Today Show. From NYC, Devi relocated to Houston to be the music director at 93.7 The Beat, an iHeart Radio company and Houston’s #1 station. She remained in Houston for 5 years once again solidifying herself as an integral member of the music community.
Of course, with major success comes responsibility and accountability. For a compassionate and righteous woman such as Devi, this can weigh heavily on the mind and body. After suffering a stress induced hospitalization, Devi followed her instinct for a higher purpose and enrolled in her first meditation retreat with Deepak Chopra. The 10-day intensive journey was life changing. Devi continued her daily practice, which led her to getting certified at Deepak’s School of Primordial Sound Meditation. Since that first step into discovering meditation, spirituality has been a dominant force in Devi’s life and career. With a passion for communication, it was only natural that Devi chose to share her take on meditation and spirituality with the world. She encouraged her friends and family to try meditation and even set up her own pop-up meditation classes open to anyone who wanted to rest their mind.
In 2017 Devi published Crystal Bliss (Simon & Schuster, October 2018) an essential guide to living and healing with crystals —a practice revered by ancient cultures for centuries. Crystal Bliss is slated to be released on October 18 by Simon and Schuster, followed by a multi-city book tour where Devi will discuss mindful living and the healing powers of crystals. Devi, a woman of color who grew up in Los Angeles, has devoted her life to giving exposure to young, urban musicians. Her new endeavor seeks to do just that. In 2018, her foundation, The Devi Brown Project will roll out free programs to provide mindfulness education and empowerment workshops in underserved communities ensuring that all individuals are afforded the opportunity to discover their true potential.
Devi is truly 50% Deepak, 50% TuPac; she can be found residing in Los Angeles with her multi-talented husband, Duane Brown, and her two energetic canine beauties, Legend and Ali.
Kamil (@k6mil) Oshundara is a creative writer, spoken word artist and organizer. She works as a Black arts scholar at UCLA, and a Yoruba Ifa priestess. She has been a healer and activist her entire life, undergoing study in African spirituality and metaphysics from age 14. Kamil’s topics of interest are: art as protest, healing and spirituality, social justice, femme empowerment and cultural studies.